Category Archives: Bacillus

Austria – NATUR aktiv/BIO natura vegan medallions 320 g, variety tofu medallions with spinach – Bacillus cereus


AGES informs about a recall of the company HOFER KG. On June 17th, 2022, the company recalled the product NATUR aktiv/BIO natura vegan medallions 320 g, tofu medallions with spinach:
recall reason
Bacillus cereus
Marketed by
Biolab Srl
Expiry Date
Batch number
Best before date/batch 01/14/2023/L.21170, 01/18/2023/L.21166 and 04/15/2023/L.21079

HOFER and its supplier Biolab Srl call the article “NATUR aktiv or BIO natura vegan medallions, variety tofu medallions with spinach” (320 g) with best before date/batch 01/14/2023/L.21170, 01/18/2023/L.21166 and 04/15. 2023/L.21079 back.

The article “NATUR aktiv or BIO natura vegan medallions, variety tofu medallions with spinach” (320 g) from Biolab Srl, with best before date/batch 01/14/2023/L.21170, 01/18/2023/L.21166 and 04/15/2023/L .21079 is being recalled by the supplier Biolab Srl and HOFER KG for reasons of precautionary consumer protection.

As the company reports, Bacillus cereus was detected in a sample of the article mentioned. The product must not be consumed. Bacillus cereus can cause gastrointestinal diseases and flu-like symptoms. Serious illnesses can occur as a result of consumption, especially in pregnant women, small children and people with a weakened immune system.

The article “NATUR aktiv or BIO natura vegan medallions, variety tofu medallions with spinach” (320 g) was available in HOFER branches in Vienna and in Lower Austria, Upper Austria and parts of Burgenland and Salzburg. The sale of the product was stopped immediately.

The product can be returned in all HOFER branches. Of course, customers will also be reimbursed the purchase price without proof of purchase. This warning does not imply that the hazard was caused by the producer, manufacturer or distributor.

If you have any questions, the HOFER customer service center can be reached by telephone on (+43) 5 70 30 355 00 (Mon-Fri 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sat 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).

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Bacillus cereus

Italy – BIO TOFU MEDALLIONS MIT SPINAT – Bacillus cereus and Toxins




Reason for reporting : Recall due to microbiological risk

Publication date : 17 June 2022



RASFF Alert – Bacillus cereus – Tofu Medallions with Spinach


Bacillus cereus in Tofu Medallions with spinach from Italy via Austria in Slovenia

RASFF Alert – Bacillus cereus – Ginger Powder


Presumptive Bacillus cereus in ginger powder from India in Switzerland

Australia – Australia Food Recall Statistics 2021




France – Semolina lamb meatballs with sunny vegetables – Bacillus cereus

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name Unbranded
  • Model names or references Tray of a dish prepared from meatballs of lamb and semolina with vegetables
  • Identification of products
    Batch Date
    LT22094 Use-by date 04/18/2022
  • Packaging320 g transparent tray
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/04/2022 to 16/04/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark EN 67.447.002 EC
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors Fresh stores (see attached list) and Savoyard Market (St Alban)
  • List of points of saleStore_list_Fresh.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of presumptive Bacillus cereus above the alert threshold at DLC
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Bacillus cereus

Research – Enhanced antimicrobial effectiveness of synergistic mixtures of rambutan peel extract and cinnamon essential oil on food spoilage bacteria and bio-based food packaging

Wiley Online


This research aims to enhance antimicrobial activity of rambutan peel extract (RPE), by mixing with cinnamon essential oil (CEO). The mixture of RPE and CEO with different weight ratios (10:0, 9:1, 8:2, 7:3, 6:4, 5:5, 4:6, 3:7, 2:8, 1:9, and 0:10) had been prepared and the antimicrobial efficacy was tested. Nine strains of bacteria: Gram-positive bacteria (Bacillus sp., Enterococcus faecalisLeuconostoc sp., Micrococcus luteusStaphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus sp.) and Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coliPseudomonas fluorescens, and Salmonella typhimurium) were selected as the representative of pathogenic and food spoilage bacteria. Mixing RPE with CEO in a ratio of 5:5 showed the best synergistic effect against those bacteria. Addition of RPE/CEO in a weight ratio of 5:5 improved the antimicrobial activity of whey protein isolated (WPI) films, and enhanced strength, stiffness, and water resistance of the film.

RASFF Alert – Bacillus cereus – Oatmeal Drink


Oat drink contaminated with bacillus cereus from Sweden in Finland

Finland – Microbiological defect in oatmeal – Bacillus cereus


Oatly Oatmeal 1 liter pack.

The Swedish Oatly AB has announced the withdrawal of its oat drink. The company is withdrawing from Oatly Oatmeal 1 liter lot with a best before date of 12/01/2022 and a batch code of 1335T4 . Growth of Bacillus Cereus has been observed in this lot. The product may cause abdominal pain.

Oatly’s oat drink has been on sale since the end of January in the K- and S-Group and Halpahalli stores. There has also been distribution through Wihuri Oy, of which at least Oda Finland Oy has delivered the product for distribution to e-commerce customers.

Oatly AB advises consumers not to use the product in this batch and to contact the company by email at

Mika Varjonen, Senior Inspector at the Finnish Food Administration, tel. +358 50 38 68 416, firstname.lastname@r .

RASFF Alert- Bacillus cereus – Food Supplements


Bacillus cereus (> 15 000 CFU/g) in food supplements from UK in Finland